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Rock Hill is the largest city in York County, South Carolina and a satellite city of Charlotte, North Carolina. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 49,765. According to 2004 estimates the city has a population of 57,902. The city is included in the... (More Info and Source) Rock Hill Real Estate

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Speedway Christmas kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Speedway Christmas kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Saturday was opening night for Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

This is the fifth year the track is hosting the holiday event.

There are more than 3 million lights in 800 displays and a Christmas Village in the infield.

Speedway Christmas will also host movie nights on the world’s largest HDTV every Friday and Saturday night during the show.

Below is the movie night schedule:

  • 11/22: "Elf"
  • 11/28 - 11/29: "Elf"
  • 12/5 - 12/6: " The Polar Express"
  • 12/12 - 12/13: "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
  • 12/19 - 12/20: "Cars 2"
  • 12/21 - 12/24: "Frozen"
  • 12/26 - 12/27: "Frozen"

The speedway also hosted its second annual Eggnog Jog 5K on Friday night.

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Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:39:47 -0500

Rain, chance of thunderstorms Sunday

The weather will change Sunday, as clouds and rain move into the area. Rain will be heavy at times. There will also be areas that could have the potential for thunderstorms.

Skies will stay clear over Charlotte Saturday night. The storm will move into the southern part of South Carolina Saturday night. After midnight, fog and mist will move into our area. From there, steady rain will move in.

Temperatures will be slow to warm, with the high reaching near 50 degrees.

Warm air will try to push in Sunday. As the warm air gets close, thunderstorms could become possible. Southeast Charlotte has the best chance for storms.

The weather will be quiet Monday through Wednesday. The system that will bring rain to our area Sunday will bring rain again Wednesday.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:53:05 -0500

Police: Man found shot, dead in the woods Saturday

Detectives with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department are investigating after the body of a man was found in a park of a west Charlotte neighborhood.

Officers were dispatched to Westerly Hills Neighborhood Park off Bristol Drive around 11:15 a.m. Saturday after a neighbor noticed the body in the woods and called 911.

Investigators quickly determined the man had been fatally shot.

“It would be interesting to know what happened,” said Jaimie Chester, who lives near the park.

Chester brought her daughter to the playground Saturday and was unaware a body had been found just yards away from them.

“My daughter has been begging for me to bring her here and we were wondering what happened after we noticed the police cruisers,” said Chester.

Westerly Hills Neighborhood Park is surrounded by homes.  The park is a place for families to play basketball, baseball and even picnic.

Police went door to door to see if any neighbors heard any gunshots.   Chester told Channel 9 she didn’t hear any type of shots fired.

Investigators haven’t ruled out the possibility the man was shot in a different location and the shooter later dumped his body in the park.

Detectives are waiting on results from a medical examiner to determine how long the man had been dead, as well as where he was shot and how many times he was shot.

Investigators have not yet released the man’s identity.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police.

Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:12:40 -0500

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